Pacquiao vs. Mayweather: Why Superfight Is No Longer Worth the Hype

Michael Mill@@MikeMill23Senior Analyst IIINovember 13, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 12:  Manny Pacquiao reacts after the 12th round before it is announced that he won by majority decision against Juan Manuel Marquez in the WBO world welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 12, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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For as long as I can remember, the only fight that anybody in the boxing world cared to see was Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Finally, after years of waiting, it appears that we have reached the point where the legendary matchup will finally occur.

However, after last night's fight between Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, I'm not too sure that this fight will be all it's cracked up to be.

Mayweather and Pacquiao are supposed to be the two greatest boxers in the world.

Why is it that they suddenly don't feel like it?

Last night Pac-Man won a very controversial decision over Marquez. It was the third time that the two have faced off. It was the third time it appeared that Marquez would walk away with the victory.

Pacquiao was given the win by majority decision.

Pac-Man is a loved boxer and is often showed heavy support from boxing fans. However, last night "boos" reigned down in the arena when the results were given.

Twitter exploded with shocked remarks on the win.

Pacquiao may have won the fight on the scorecards last night, but in the process Floyd Mayweather distanced himself in the minds of many as the best fighter in the world.

If this fight does go down, it will still be one of the most anticipated matchups in the history of boxing.

However, the fight itself may not deserve all the hype it has received.